London, Greater London
£40,712 - £49,671
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of National Business Development and Contracting
Department: National Project
Salary Details: £40,712 - £49,671

About KIDS 
KIDS are a national charity which has been supporting disabled children, young people and their families since 1970.

We work with children, irrespective of their disability or impairment, from birth through to 25 years.  Each year we support over 15,000 disabled children, offer over 120 different services and work with about 80 Local Authorities across England.

We are passionate, caring and trusted and our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations. We offer support and practical help for families, every step of the way.

About The Role 
This is a very exciting opportunity for a senior business development professional with service delivery experience. As part of the Operational Leadership team you will take responsibility for the development and delivery of a national income strategy for KIDS identifying and securing new income streams, whilst supporting local areas with regional tendering opportunities.

The overall purpose of this role is to grow KIDS portfolio of national projects by identifying, evaluating and realising opportunities for development of existing national projects and funding and development of new projects.

Through line management of the Contract and Tenders Manager the successful candidate will support with the development and realisation of regional business plans and efficient contract management.

In collaboration with the National Operations Director you will ensure that we have a thorough understanding of the opportunities in our market/sector and that we are sufficiently well positioned to have the best possible chance of securing new work.

About You
To be able to carry out this role it is essential that you have the following characteristics:

  • Analytical, commercially-minded and strategic thinker.
  • Extensive experience working within a similar role within children’s or adult services i.e., Business Development, Operations, Strategy Manager/Director.
  • Extensive experience of managing a budget of at least 1.5 million.
  • Significant experience of bid writing and tender submission.
  • Evidence of winning new business.
  • Demonstrable experience of local and national government commissioning processes.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing the lifecycle of complex service delivery projects.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing models for service delivery.

Closing Date: 5 December 2019

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the job desription and complete the application process.

KIDS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All children and young people we work with must, at all times, feel safe. KIDS practices safer recruitment. For certain roles successful applicants will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

KIDS is a disability Confident Committed Employer and an equal opportunities employer. We actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

No agencies please.

Posted on: 15 November 2019
Closed date: 05 December 2019
Job ref: 154881_K
Tags: Senior Management, Business Development